April 6, 2016 – Burbank, CA - The Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to announce Kenyatta D. Berry, a genealogist and host on PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, as the guest presenter at the Saturday night banquet of the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held June 4th at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, in Burbank, California.
Kenyatta is a genealogist, businesswoman and lawyer with more than fifteen years’ experience in genealogical research and writing. A native of Detroit, Ms. Berry began her genealogical journey while in law school and studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. She is the Past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and on the Council of the Corporation for the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston. A frequent lecturer and writer, her area of focus is African American and slave ancestral research.
Kenyatta will present "Kenyatta D. Berry: Secrets from PBS' Genealogy Roadshow" offering attendees a unique look into the behind-the-scenes research that creates this successful TV production and sharing never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season of Genealogy Roadshow.
Held each June, the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is a three-day conference for family historians and genealogists. Jamboree 2016 celebrates “Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past.” and offers an exceptional educational opportunity for all experience levels. The Jamboree banquet is a separate event and is not included in Jamboree registration. Attendees who wish to attend must purchase tickets. The public is welcome to participate and purchase individual tickets for this event.
Early Bird registration ends April 23, 2016. Special pricing for 2016 offers discounts for SCGS members for each event. To register, visit www.genealogyjamboree.com or call the SCGS library at (818) 843-7247 during operating hours.
About Genealogy Roadshow
The third season of Genealogy Roadshow premieres May 17, 2016, 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and follows a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey, using history and science to uncover fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. This season’s programs feature participants from Los Angeles to Boston who want to explore genealogical mysteries.
About the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS)
The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) exists to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques. Founded in 1964, the Society provides services for genealogists and family historians who are local to Burbank, California, as well as those who live at a distance. The Society business office houses a Family Research Library with over 40,000 volumes including 6,000 family histories. The Southern California Genealogical Society is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) organization. Both SCGS and Jamboree are managed and staffed wholly by volunteers.